Michelangelo and His Influence: Drawings from Windsor Castle

October 27, 1996 – January 5, 1997

East Building, Ground Floor, Northwest

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 18 sheets with 23 drawings by Michelangelo, and 50 drawings and 5 engravings by his contemporaries were selected from the collections of the British royal family. The works were chosen to illustrate the effect of Michelangelo's work on the art of his era.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the Royal Library, Windsor Castle, in association with the National Gallery of Art, the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, and the Art Institute of Chicago. The concept for the exhibition was developed by Martin Clayton, assistant curator at Windsor Castle, and Paul Joannides, fellow of Clare Hall and lecturer in the history of art at the University of Cambridge. Andrew Robison, Andrew W. Mellon senior curator, coordinated the show for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by an indemnity from the Federal Council on the Arts and the Humanities.

Attendance: 94,882

Catalog: Michelangelo and His Influence: Drawings from Windsor Castle, by Paul Joannides. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1996.

Other Venues: Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, January 19–March 30, 1997
Art Institute of Chicago, April 12–June 22, 1997
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England, October 7–December 14, 1997
The Queen's Gallery, London, January 23–April 5, 1998

Image: Installation view of Michelangelo and His Influence: Drawings from Windsor Castle, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Gallery Archives

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